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. it was a visual flight rule. so that's been confirmed by sfo. nothing wrong with that commercial pilots do it all the time. in this case, the plane made a steeper descent and essentially, got too low. it cost lift. it didn't have power. the pilot apparently tried to overcorrect, tried to get more air under him. get more lift. so essentially, pointed the nose of the plane up which is exactly what the witnesses say happened. and when he did that, you see he is still over the water. he is trying to get more lift and touchdown. when he did that, the nose went up, the tail went down and scraped along the rock barrier between san francisco bay and the end of runway 28 l. that apparently caused quite a hard hit. then the tail went off the plane and at that point, he lost all control of that airplane. in fact, it is quite fortunate that it was able to come to rest and so many people were able to walk off with very few injuries or no injuries at all. >> absolutely. thank you. if you're just now tuning in, here's what we know at this hour. some definitive number and different inty reports. 307 people on th
it to youtube. others who were in a park just south of sfo watched in horror as the plane broke apart on the runway. >> they were broken on the side. it was smoking. the plane was, tat, tat, tat. afterwards, it started burning. >> there were a couple germans walking along. the one gentleman said yeah, it felt like it was coming in for a landing. the tail hit. and it started to cartwheel and stop and then that was it. we saw the smoke coming up. >> reporter: many people took photos and videos of the crash. many witnesses said they saw passengers coming down the emergency chutes before a large amount of smoke and fire consumed the plane. >> i heard two booms. i thought it was maybe fireworks. somebody still shooting or something. and then you looked out the window and saw this plane on the ground. i saw it before the fire started to consume everything. and i saw them come out of the side of the plane. >> also at the park, people looking for loved ones on other flights that were diverted from sfo to other cities because of the crash. >> feel horrible for the people on the maybe. the 777s
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